Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fat Quarter Shop 2012 Designer Mystery Blog Hop


Today is our day in the Fat Quarter Shop 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! If you've been following along, you know we have a mysterious photo that you will have to guess about. Here it is.....
I've been following along too and I believe I have guessed some correctly, and some I am at a total loss for. I think you have it easy here. Not only does the picture pretty much give it away - I will give you some clues.

This has been in my possession for over 10 years. It belonged to our aunt Rita for a lot longer than that. It was not brand new when she got it. It is at least 75 years old and probably closer to 100 years old. I think that satisfies the "vintage" part of the category. As for modern - well I think it's still pretty chic, and will be for a long time to come - so I guess it qualifies for "modern" too. Aunt Rita probably deserves her own blog post eventually. Everyone has a goofy aunt, don't they? Aunt Rita was ours.

This is all about the 2012 BOM from the Fat Quarter shop that we designed a block for. The lovely quilt (which you can see part of at the top of the post) is made with Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics.

Do you need more clues?? Well, whenever I wear this item it makes me think of this song.


Still don't know what it is?? How about this --
Make a comment below and make your guess and you could be picked to win a Layer Cake™ of Prairie Paisley II from the Fat Quarter Shop. We'll also pick a winner here and send out something. Thanks!

Laurie

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Sharon said...

I think it might be a 'squash blossom' necklace. Turquoise & silver?

Karen said...

I'm guessing a squash blossom necklace. This is so much fun. Thanks , Karen M

Cynthia said...

I think it is a squash blossom all curled up.

Jan said...

I think you gave it away with the last photo. It's a traditional Squash Blossom necklace.

Chris (much71@optusnet.com.au) said...

yes it looks like a squash blossom necklace. I hope I get picked. this is fun.Chris

Zuzan said...

From Australia never heard of 'squash bottom' jewellery. This I now understand from the zucchini flowers. Love the song but again the connection isn't there with the wonderful jewellery. Agree with the necklace or bracelet which has a glorious patina from being worn with love so often. So good luck to the winners, now I am going to search out an awful name for something so beautiful.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Well, it looks like silver and turquoise, and it looks like a necklace, and you've got a plate full of squash there.... a squash blossom necklace then! I would love to see how the rest of it looks.... Thanks for pitching in your beautiful fabric to this hop!

Joan and Kevin said...

I think it is a squash blossom necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Looks like squash blossoms to me.

Lois said...

I hope you post a picture of the entire necklace later. I would love to see it. Oh, a squash blossom necklace.

PhoebeP said...

I think it's a squash blossom necklace.

Marcia W. said...

squash blossom necklace
A little bit of turquoise is peeking out on the bottom left of the photo.

Lorri said...

A squash blossom necklace

rebecca said...

Fun and games abound!! It's a squash blosoom necklace!!

Sandy D said...

Well the pic of the Flowers is For fried Blossoms. So I am going with Squash Blossom Necklace. Very nice

Mary Beth said...

Silver squash blossom necklace...the last photo helped tons...thanks!~

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

I've learned something new to-day, I never even knew there was such a thing as a squash blossom necklace! (I'm from Ireland - we're more into potatoes!)

SarahZ said...

well, now that I have googled "squash blossom necklace", I see the connections with both the song and the zucchini! A wonderfully fun run about! my guess? Squash blossom necklace!

Anonymous said...

I guess it is a squash blossom necklace, looks great
as do the zucchini flowers, they make me hungry..
regards miranda

Tracy said...

Squash blossom necklace. The second photo is definitely zuchinni blossoms.

debra said...

debra said.. It is definitely a squash blossom necklace. As soon as I looked at it i could tell by the beveled beads. I have 4 but not as old as yours. I purchased all mine around 10 yrs. ago and they are all breath taking and your right always chic. your last clue was a dead giveaway--hope when contest is over you will show whole picture. thanks for the fun and giveaway

Linda said...

I am sure it is squash blossom jewelry, probably a necklace. My husband just gave one he had to his daughter, she is thrilled. Thanks, Linda.

trillium said...

It's a Navajo squash blossom necklace, silver with turquoise.

Becky said...

Hoping it is a squash blossom necklace. Would love to read more about your Aunt Rita. Take care!

Colleen said...

I have to say that it's most likely, probably, I'm sure it could be, it seems to be a 'squash blossom necklace'. Cannot wait to see it in it's entirety. I had an Aunt Rita who also had amazing jewelry!

Jackie said...

I am guessing a squash blossom jewellery. Thanks for the chance!

Marlene said...

I must concur, a "squash blossom" jewelry item.

Molly said...

I'm going to go with a squash blossom necklace! Thanks for the giveaway!!

SheilaS said...

Well I know when I went to Sante Fe, NM which I believe is on/near Rte 66, there sure was a lot of pretty Native American jewelry there. I didn't purchase a squash blossum necklace but there sure were a lot of beautiful ones to be had.

Janet said...

I'm with the others - squash blossom necklace - thanks for the opportunity!

Anita K said...

Well I definitely have to go along with everyone else a Squash Blossom Necklace for sure. I love them, can't get enough..

Patti said...

My guess is a squash blossom necklace. Thanks for a chance.

jenna said...

I had to google squash blossom necklace to find out what it was. Beautiful! Very unique piece of jewelry. That's my guess too.

Del said...

It's a squash bottom necklace. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Bevie Pearl said...

I think it is a squash blossom necklace. Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway. It sure is fun to be part of your blog community.

vicmaz said...

I think it must be a silver squash blossom necklace.

Cheryl said...

My guess is a squash blossom necklace

Christy said...

a squash blossom necklace

Anonymous said...

IJ think it is a squash blossom necklace. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

Well, I'm guessing squash blossom necklace! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Karen said...

I must say -- I've learned something new today as well -- I had never seen or heard of a "Squash Blossom Necklace" (and I'm from the states !!) It will be fun to see the entire necklace and to hear about "Aunt Rita" ; )

Thanks ladies -- learning is good !

Karen

Wanda said...

Definitely a squash blossom necklace. Would love to see a photo of the whole thing once the day is over.

Emma said...

Its a Native American Navajo made turquoise and silver squash blossom necklace.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your savy followers...I am going with the squash blossom necklace...jmh

Steven and Ginger said...

Squash blossom necklace.

Kristy said...

Yep, it is a squash blossom necklace. I love the fabric it is sitting upon. I am loving this giveaway.

Wilhelmlr@charter.net said...

WOW! I learned something new-I didn't know what a squash blossom necklace was, so I googled the word and looked at the images...they are wonderful! Some all silver, some with torquoise, many with a Native American feel...possibly the origin ofthe design? Needless to say, your treasure is a Squash Blossom necklace!

Becca said...

I love Rt.66! We're going again this summer. I think your sharing your squash blossom necklace. I'm sure you could find some great sb necklaces on Rt.66.

Carol Sc said...

Great clues --- squash blossom necklace. 44 years ago, right at this time, my new husband and I were driving on route 66, moving to California, where he was stationed in the Navy. Are you ready for some baseball?!!
quiltschon@att.net

LouAnn said...

Great clues! I think it's a squash blossom necklace.

mommywend said...

I'm afraid I had to google the squash blossom necklace too......ive not heard of one before, Thank you x

Anonymous said...

It's a squash blossomed necklace.....they are beautiful....Trudy M.

Sylvia said...

I'm guessing squash blossom necklace. Thanks for the gieveaway.

susan said...

A squash blossom necklace!

Sarah J said...

Thanks for the last photo! I was at a loss for the squash blossom necklace until then.

Rebecca said...

So I recognized the squash blossom, but I really don't think I would have ever put together that it was a necklace without other posters. Does that still count? I hope so.

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I'm going to go with Squash Blossom Necklace too :)

WoolenSails said...

I will guess a squash Blossom necklace, but also wondering if it is a scissor fob.

Debbie

Quilt n Queen said...

A 'squash blossom' necklace...thanks for the clues...so far some have been really easy to guess and yes I am also in the dark with guessing a few.
This has been fun and thanks for the chance to play with more Prairie Paisley II.

Cori Lewis said...

Squash blossom jewelery... although I had to google it to figure it out

Syd said...

I'm guessing a squash blossom necklace! Thanks!

mimi'sdarlins said...

It must be a squash blossom necklace. I'd love to see a photo of the entire piece after the blog hop...thanks!

Doris Webb said...

Ther is nothing more fun than receiving something from an aunt! When in New Mexico I fell in love with southwestern jewelry...what a treasure is this necklace!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

never heard of squash blossom jewelry before now, but googled it and learned a bit about it. Interesting history. Would enjoy seeing a picture of the whole piece after this guessing game is over!

MGM

Mary said...

Squash blossom necklace. Lovely too. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary

mascanlon said...

Squash blossom necklace? I hope you'll show it all off after the hop is over! Thanks for letting us play along!

Mimi said...

It has to be a traditional Squash Bottom necklace! Thanks for the fun!

Kathryn said...

I guessed it was a necklace, but with the zucchini at the end, more specifically it must be a squash blosson necklace. Kathie L in Allentown

Gwen said...

Took me a little searching to come up with a guess, because I've never heard of a squash blossom necklace... but the squash blossoms, I am very familiar with-- I see them every Summer in my Dad's garden!... :-) Thank you for the wonderful prize that you're giving us a chance to win!!! :-)

krislovesfabric said...

It looks as though a few guessed correctly before me! lol A squash blossom necklace...thanks for the chance!

bellashea said...

It might be a squash blossom necklace. Makes me think of summer which I hope comes soon.

Denise said...

Wow are you lucky to have that piece of Turquois jewelry. That would be a great squash blossom necklace or bolor with great Native American silver work from the Southwest...off Route 66? Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

It must be a squash blossom necklace. How fun!

Anonymous said...

I think it's sqush blossom necklace, I had a great aunt that did sewing for people and I love watching her and play the material and thread, wish I had them now.

MoeWest said...

I had to Google it. My guess is squash blossom necklace.

Anonymous said...

I think they are squah blossom necklace. Have a good week!

Sandy G said...

I wonder, did Aunt Rita pick the Squash Blossom Necklace up on a trip along Rt 66? Great blog and fun, thank you. My guess Squash Blossom Necklace.

Jacklynn said...

I had to google a squash blossom also - very pretty! Traditional silver and turquoise jewelry lasts forever..you're lucky to have it. Thanks for the giveaway!

selleck said...

I've never owned one but it is a beautiful "Squash Blossom Necklace."

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love silver and turquoise jewelry. From the clues (esp. the last one) it must be a squash blossom piece. Thanks!
Karen in Breezy Point

Mom C said...

Well, I think its a squash blossom necklace too. If so, not only is it vintage, it's also very valuable, a real collector's item. As I read all the things in this blog hop I wonder what I would have vintage. I have all my prom dresses from the 60's but I also have my mom's wedding dress(40's) and my grandmother's dinner dress. And my FIL's army uniform from WWII. I have more than I thought!

sndy1 said...

A squash blossom necklace!

Sarina said...

I've never heard of a squash blossom necklace, but after googling it, some of them are gorgeous! I have seen some before, I just didn't know the name. Can't wait to see all of yours!

Anonymous said...

Well, when you've never heard of "squash blossom" necklace it isn't easy, ha ha ! I googled it though and agree that it looks like one so I guess that's my guess;>) thanks, Rhonda (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Dayjilly said...

Squash Blossom Necklace. Thanks for the opportunity. :)

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Patricia said...

Although I seem to be coming late to the party, so to speak, I know your item to be a squash blossom necklace -- how lovely!

Tina said...

I'm going with Squash Blossom Necklace too!!

woolwoman said...

without the clue of the squash blossom I probably would not have gotten it LOL - I was on the wrong track just by looking at the photo. But my guess is the silver squash blossom necklace with probably turquoise. thanks for the giveaway opportunity - Melody
mbryan10@comcast.net

kathy said...

My grandmother had a squash blossom necklace and now I'm wondering where it went!
Great fun and I'd be soooo happy to win!!

Phyllis said...

I think it must be a squash blossom necklace!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hey, I had no clue so giving everyone elses answer...squash blossom necklace.

MarshaB said...

Your aunt had good taste in jewelry. Lucky you. I'm guessing a squash blossom necklace. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mickey said...

I had to google squash bottom necklace to see what it was. My grandmother had a lot of turquoise. Don't remember seeing a necklace like that in her collection.

That's my guess too.

Keri said...

I am guessing it is a squash blossom necklace :)

lauraluvsloons said...

I think it's a Native American silver squash blossom necklace.

Leslie said...

Pretty! It's a turquoise and silver Squash Blossom necklace....

Cheri said...

Hve to go with squash blossom necklace.

marcella said...

A squash blossom necklace? I hope when the guessing is over we get to see the whole thing!

M.W. said...

I'm going with a squash blossom necklace. Thanks for the chance to win.
Shawn M.

Kelly said...

Add my name to that growing list for a squash blossom necklace

Terrie said...

Squash blossom neclace :) !!!

java diva said...

That is so cool how old it is and has been in the family! WOW!
squash blossom necklace

Warren said...

squash blossom necklace

Karen S said...

It is a squash blossom necklace

debbie said...

I am guessing a squash blossom necklace. This is so much fun, thanks for the clues.

Debbie Hall

Quiltingathome@earthlink.net

Danielle said...

a squash bottom necklace (and totally borrowed from everyone else) thanks!
marksey3@msn.com

Cheryl said...

It sure looks like a squash blossom necklace. Very cool!

corinne said...

Route 66 is where you could buy all kinds of southwest jewerly. One would have been a squash blossom necklace.

Lisa Marie said...

A squash blossom necklace. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Rae said...

Since Route 66 runs through the Southwest, and you have a picture of squash blossoms, I will guess a squash blossom necklace! I would love to see the whole necklace. Thanks for the chance to win!

Keri F said...

I believe it's a squash blossom necklace. I really love vintage jewelry, so I will be on the lookout for one in the future. This is FUN! Thanks for participating.

Unknown said...

I know the second item are squash blossoms, so maybe a squash blossoms necklace?

Sam said...

it is some kind of necklace possibly squash blossoms.

Laura K said...

I guess it is a Squash Blossom necklace. Thank you for the chance to win some beautiful fabric!

Paula said...

A really cool squash blossom necklace!

Carole Kurth said...

I vote for a squash-blossom necklace...you are a Lucky Lady!

Barb said...

You actually have a squash blossom necklace?! I am so jealous! lol

Simone de Klerk said...

I am almost certain it is a squash blossom necklace. I hope we get to wee it, once the blog hop is finished!

Jayme said...

Definitely a squash blossom. I'd love to see what it really looks like! Thanks!!

Lori said...

A squash blossom necklace. Perhaps Navajo? Very interesting-I'm learning a lot doing this blog hop. :) Thank you!

Michele P said...

Yes we all have an Aunt Rita. Mine was named Helen. I honestly had no ideal what a squash blossom necklace was until I googled it.

Thanks for the give away and the fun. Would love to hear some Aunt Rita stories.

Linda said...

It is a squash blossom necklace anad how lucky you are to have one that is so old.

Kigwit said...

Squash blossoms! I've never seen squash blossom jewelry before. I'll have to google and see.

Meredith said...

Squash blossom necklace! Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

It's a sterling silver and turquoise Squash Blossom necklace. How lucky you are to own one that old!! ~Jody R.

Mary said...

It looks like a necklace but zucchini blossoms? Maybe it's a squash blossom necklace.

clairesoprano said...

I think it's some kind of jewelry? Not sure, but that's my guess! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

B Hos said...

I'm going to say a squash blossom necklace. (I think I'm my nieces' and nephews' crazy aunt, too...) Thanks and I love your new line!!

Siobhán said...

Is it a squash blossom necklace?

Linda said...

Now those are good clues! Some of the previous bloggers' clues have been a little sketchy! I think it is a squash blossom necklace!

Heather said...

A squash blosson necklace!

augustus' mom said...

It is squash blossom necklace, I think

Anonymous said...

I would have said zucchini flower jewellery because I recognised the black tarnish of old silver but I guess it is cheating to look at the others answers because until today have never heard of such a thing as squash blossum silver necklaces. I have seen the silver and turquoise but this is all new and very interesting thanks. Your Aunt sounded interesting too! Grace:) weftandwarp(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jan D. aka DJ, Miss Thready, etc etc. said...

Squash blossom jewelry! How fun. Would love to here about your Aunt. My Aunts that were fun were Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Bert. Then there was Aunt Julie, she had the most amazing Cast Iron Frying pan. I was sure she cooked everything in it!

Sue Bone said...

Well I had to google squash blossom necklace, I am no good at this game. I was thinking courgettes, zucchini?

Anonymous said...

Aunt Rita owned a "Squash Blossom" necklace!! :)

Candace in CA

Anonymous said...

That tiny little hint of turquoise gave it away - it's a piece of Squash Blossom jewelry!

cathy jo said...

Ah a squash blossom necklace. My MIL has one that I love. So pretty!

Linda said...

I think it is a squash blossom necklace. Thanks for the clues!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing a squash blossom necklace.

Jan S.
j.stacey@sbcglobal.net

Mom2RyandSis said...

My guess is a squash blossom necklace:) Thanks for the chance to win.

Janet said...

I've never seen a squash blossom necklace before. I hope you show a picture of the whole thing in a future post. I adore your Prairie Paisley lines - thanks for the chance to win some!!

Karen said...

I had never heard of a squash blossom necklace. I was thinking a rosary or something like that, but the squash blossom picture was a very valuable hint. Thanks!

Michelle said...

Like many others, I'm guessing a squash blossom necklace! Thanks for the chance to win!

Leslie Allen said...

necklace w/beads shaped by baby zucchinis? Looks like silver.

Sharrieboberry said...

It looks like a lovely squash blossom necklace.

Nanbon44 said...

a turquise and silver squash blossom necklace

VickiT said...

OOh I'd love to see this necklace after the contest is over. It's definitely a squash blossom necklace. My Mom had an absolutely gorgeous one my Dad bought her while we were on vacation in South Dakota and when she died I let my brothers' fiancee have that. Yea, I could really kick myself now for doing that but I knew they would be married for sure and was being nice to her because I knew she'd wear it.

Tamie said...

Like the others- a squash blossom necklace. Thanks for the hints.

Becky S. said...

I'm guessing a squash blossom necklace.

Maggie P said...

Beautiful vintage squash bloosom necklace ...like your blog and fabrics. Thanks,Maggie P

Mina said...

I am guessing it is a squash blossom necklace.

elletaylor said...

A squash blossom necklace, probably purchased on Route 66!

Gail said...

Yes, I too agree with so many others, this must be a vintage Native American squash blossom necklace! Thanks for the opportunity to win. You simply MUST post a photo of the entire necklace after the contest!

Marianne said...

I am guessing that it's a squash blossom necklace. I would love to see the whole necklace!

Ann said...

definitely a necklace. I had to look up squash blossoms though. ;)

katie said...

Going with the crowd here... squash blossom jewelry, likely a necklace. I have never seen one before, but I'll be on the lookout now!

Carol said...

Turquoise squash blossom necklace - great clues!

Susan said...

I think it is a squash blossom necklace! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Marlene said...

I am going to say a silver and turqoise necklace. If it's a special squash blossom necklace as everyone else is saying...don't know what that is.

Carrie P. said...

A Native American Turquoise squash blossom necklace. I have to admit the squash flowers had me confused because I have never heard of a necklace that was called that. So I cheated and googled it. I also see a tad of turquoise in your photo. I hope you will show the whole thing later.

Theresa said...

I think it's a beautiful squash blossom necklace~~~~~

Anonymous said...

A vintage piece of squash blossom jewelry.(necklace).
Thanks for the chance to win!

Joan said...

I think it could be a squash blossom necklace. Thank you!

Kay said...

Could it be a squash blossom necklace? Love the Prairie Paisley II & can't wait to get some.

Patty V said...

a silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace

Linda Milward said...

Yep sure looks like a Squash Blossom necklace, 100 yrs old wow !

Tammy said...

Cant wait to see the entire Squash Blossom Necklace once the blog hop is over!!!

Beth said...

I couldn't hear the song, but the glimpse of the mystery item reminds me of my Aunt Betty's turquoise Native American Squash Blossom pendant/necklace. She always had the coolest stuff.

Kathy H said...

I guess a squash blossom necklace.

Jayne said...

I think it is a squash blossom necklace.

wendy said...

Only thing I can think of is a squash blossom necklace. Not sure how the song fits in though.

Edna Vaines said...

It is a Squash Blossom necklace. I love it! You are very clever and I loved the video. Thanks for the chance. (from BC)

Anonymous said...

I think this is squash blossom necklace.---Gail

Chris said...

Well I too have learned something new today! :)Its a Squash Blossom Necklace, Very Interesting!!

nanci 1211 said...

I concur--squash blossom necklace

Kate Brown said...

I think its a squash blossom necklace too :)

Meg said...

What a cool bit of vintage! I'm guessing it's a 'squash blossom' design necklace. I'd love to see the whole thing once the hop is over!

Regina said...

I also think it's a squash blossom necklace.

Cheryl said...

How luck your are to own an over 100 year old piece of Native American Jewelry, the bir of the "Squash Blossom" necklace that I can see, sure has wonderful patina on it. I hope you post the whole pic when this is over. There must be some wonderful sentimental feelings.
thanks for the chance to win some PP II I still need to get some to go with my PP I so maybe, just maybe I'll win the layer cake. Fingers crossed here!

Cheryl said...

How luck you are to own an over 100 year old piece of Native American Jewelry, the bir of the "Squash Blossom" necklace that I can see, sure has wonderful patina on it. I hope you post the whole pic when this is over. There must be some wonderful sentimental feelings.
thanks for the chance to win some PP II I still need to get some to go with my PP I so maybe, just maybe I'll win the layer cake. Fingers crossed here!

Quilt Monkey said...

Is it a turquoise necklace? I've heard of a certain type being called "squash blossom", but I'm not familiar with the look of it. Thanks for the chance!

Karen C. said...

I'm guessing a squash blossom necklace; the fact that it is so old is really cool. I love Prairie Paisley II!

sue said...

Squash blossom necklace. How cool.

Goody Family said...

A squash blossom necklace?

TheLazyQuilter said...

Boy, you learn something new every day! :) Squash blossom necklace. :)

Becca said...

HA! What else could it be? A squash blossom necklace! I would LOVE your Aunt Rita!

Christine said...

Oh my...a turquoise and silver squash blossom necklace...thanks for the added Nat video, I love the song and the singer!

Polly said...

An old squash blossom necklace! Can't wait to hear about your funny, dear old aunt!

Lisa said...

I am guessing a squash blossom necklace.

Linda L. said...

My guess is a squash blossom necklace.

Sheryl said...

How about a Squash Blossom Necklace

Robin said...

It's a squash blossom necklace. My husband is from the area of the country where Navajos make these. My father-in-law made me some out of silver that I LOVE.

Beth said...

Is it a Navajo Sguash Blossom necklace? What a treasure you have.

Julie Nickerson said...

Not so sure on this, but a necklace?

Cindi P. said...

What fun clues!!! A squash blossom necklace...amazing...I think I might be the "aunt" in the family :)

Jenn A said...

It looks like a silver beaded necklace - some round beads and some beads that dangle. I see the other comments saying "squash blossom necklace." I've never heard of that type of necklace.
andersonclanatmacdotcom

Anonymous said...

I'm going with a squash blossom necklace (or bracelet) thanks for a chance to win :) laurie

llsbaskets@comcast.net

Sally Hurst said...

A squash blossom necklace? It's adorable!

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